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Duck ageing guide translated into English

FACE welcomes ONCFS’s guide to the ageing and sexing of common European ducks. First published in 2014, it is now available in English and can be downloaded here.

The guide covers the ten ducks most commonly observed, ringed and hunted in France (Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Pintail, Shoveler, Garganey and Wigeon).The text is supplemented by tens of original photographs of wings and other specific plumage features for each species, with a concise text explaining which specific criteria to consider in each case.

This is a valuable resource for hunting associations and can support a range of ongoing waterbird research projects. 

More info at www.oncfs.gouv.fr